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Chocolate Pudding

on May 16, 2014

The recipe for today comes from Grandma’s sister and it looks like a really old one.

This Chocolate Pudding really didn’t take much longer than it does to make the pudding from a box, with just a few ingredients and none of the extra chemicals.

But there are no cooking instructions and no measurements for the butter and vanilla.

We should just know this stuff by now.

Chocolate Pudding

Again – so quick, so good, so easy.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Chocolate Pudding

Mix in a large saucepan:

2 cups white sugar

6 Tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cup all-purpose flour


4 cups milk (maybe they used whole milk back in the day but I used skim)

Whisk it all together and then use a wooden spoon to continuously stir until the mixture boils.

Let it boil for 1 minute until it thickens.

Remove from heat and add 2 Tablespoons butter and 1 Tablespoon vanilla.

Stir and cool a bit.


I used a whisk to mix the dry ingredients together and then when adding the milk to prevent lumping.

Bring this to a boil over medium heat – watch out for scorching.


The pudding was so thick, creamy, and cocoa-y when done cooking.

You can eat is warm (that’s the way I like it) or place plastic wrap right on top of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming.

If you like the skin that forms on top – go for it.


It might make a nice chocolate pie, too.

This recipe makes quite a big batch – I got 8 1/2 cup servings.


It feeds a crowd, and grandma’s family would have qualified as a crowd – there were 8 kids!

This is definitely an old-fashioned dessert that’s really easy to make.

Topped with whipped cream and some chocolate shavings – it’s delicious.








4 responses to “Chocolate Pudding

  1. This looks so good! I also have a dessert post today: I’d love to hear your thoughts!


  2. […] pudding. So easy. You can also make the pudding from scratch, if you feel so inclined. This is a great recipe. It makes double what you need for a pie, so cut the recipe in half and use only 1 1/2 cups of milk […]

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